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Sequestration on shaky ground

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21/01/2015

Original story at MIT News Carbon sequestration promises to address greenhouse-gas emissions by capturing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and injecting it deep below the Earth’s surface, where it would permanently solidify into rock. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that current carbon-sequestration technologies may eliminate up to 90 percent of carbon dioxide ...

FEMP Offers New Training Series on Renewable Energy Technologies

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22/01/2015

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) presents an updated series of training courses focused on Renewable Energy Technology Applications for federal sites. Renewable energy technologies can help federal sites meet agency goals and legislative mandates, improve energy security, and reduce environmental impact while efficiently providing electricity, heating, ...

Cleanup underway for nearly 3M-gallon saltwater spill in ND

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22/01/2015

Cleanup is underway after nearly 3 million gallons of brine, a salty, toxic byproduct of oil and natural gas production, leaked from a pipeline in western North Dakota, the largest spill of its kind in the state since the current energy boom began. The full environmental impact of the spill, which contaminated two creeks, might not be clear for months. Some previous saltwater spills have taken ...

Tecam Group to Present its Technology for NORM Waste Incineration at “NORM Middle East Conference”

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22/01/2015

Next week, on 27-28 January 2015, Tecam Group will be exhibiting at the “NORM & Natural Radiation Management Middle East Conference“, to be be held in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates). Our participation in this conference as an exhibitor responds to Tecam Group’sexpansion strategy to further promote environmental technology in the region, ...

South Korea Tragedy Highlights the Dangers of Inhert Gas Asphyxiation

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21/01/2015

Inert gases are back under the spotlight following three fatalities at a South Korean power plant in December. Unlike toxic gases such as carbon monoxide, inert gases are non-toxic at normal atmospheric concentrations. The danger lies in their ability to deplete oxygen from the ambient air – especially when used in confined spaces. A nitrogen leak is believed to have been responsible for ...

Environment Agency grants shale gas permit for Preston New Road

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17/01/2015

The Environment Agency has today (16 January) granted the environmental permits Cuadrilla needs to carry out operations safely at their proposed shale gas exploration site at Preston New Road, Plumpton in Lancashire. The Environment Agency has over the last 6 months conducted a rigorous assessment of Cuadrilla’s applications and carried out 2 periods of extensive public consultation. The ...

Installation of a Bar Screen with a Screw Compactor

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22/01/2015

We have recently installed on a wastewater treatment plant in the East of France a Bar Screen along with a Screw Compactor. The package Bar Screen/Screw Compactor is installed within a lift pumping station. Project Description Supply of a Bar Screen Type NG, stainless steel 316L, width 500mm, bar spacing 6mm, max flow 130m3/h Supply of a screw compactor Type VCP200, adapted to the Bar ...

Abengoa and AWT to develop the world’s first solar-powered desalination plant, in Saudi Arabia

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22/01/2015

Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB), the international company that applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, has been selected by Advanced Water Technology (AWT) to jointly develop the world’s first large-scale desalination plant to be powered by solar energy, in Saudi Arabia. AWT is a newly formed company based in Riyadh whose ...

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